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Posted January 20, 2014 by D. K. Holm


Raze is one of the most nihilistic films I’ve seen in a long time. This low budget horror or suspense or martial arts film is the latest in a thematic genre that goes back immediately to the Hostel films, and before that to the teen slasher film inaugurated in America by Halloween and before that […]

Outing the Vote

Posted by D. K. Holm


Portlanders can pop up in the weirdest places: on vacations in obscure locales; on bestseller lists; on America’s Most Wanted; and lately in the documentary God Loves Uganda, about the enterprise of fundamentalist Christians “degayifying” that African nation. The Rain City weirdo who makes a cameo appearance in the film is Scott Lively. Long time […]

Webcast #82 – 2014

Posted January 10, 2014 by D. K. Holm

This week the full team take on several films before diving into their 10 best or worst lists. After hearing about the computer romance Her, the battle film Lone Survivor, and the play adaptation August: Osage County, you will learn that Marc doesn’t like 10 best lists in principle, and his best film of the […]

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Posted by D. K. Holm

The poster for Inside Llewyn Davis

What have filmmakers got against cats? Among the many onscreen kitten killings are Donald Sutherland throwing a cat against a wall in Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900. Before that, the villains in Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs hang the family feline in a closet. Now the Coen Brothers get into the act. In their new movie, Inside Llewyn […]

Webcast #79 – 2013

Posted December 10, 2013 by Ed Goldberg

Happy holidays and welcome to the Xmas-awards season for movies. This week the quorum focused on Betty Page Reveals All, the new thriller Out of the Furnace, The Punk Singer, about the founder of the riot girrl movement, and a suite of recent Japanese films on tour.

Fire Sale

Posted November 24, 2013 by D. K. Holm

Catching Fire poster

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a hit and, thus, for the short term, at least, movie reviews are irrelevant to the masses who are apparently crowding the theaters for the latest installment of the franchise born from Suzanne Collins’s young adult dystopian trilogy. Catching Fire presents mostly the same story as the first film, […]

Webcast #77 – 2013

Posted November 21, 2013 by Ed Goldberg

The team takes on the big film of the season, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Also on tap are the documentary Dear Mr. Watterson, about the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, and a revival of Seven Samurai, among other films.

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